Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting test positive for Covid-19 as club grapples with virus

“The FC Bayern forward is self-isolating at home in accordance with the relevant health authorities and doing well under the circumstances,” said the German club on its web site, referring to Choupo-Moting.
Later on Wednesday, Bayern confirmed that Kimmich had additionally examined posted and was self-isolating at dwelling. Kimmich was “doing well,” in keeping with the Bundesliga club.

The Bayern duo’s positive outcomes comes as the club grapples with a variety of gamers quarantining as a result of coronavirus amid Germany’s deteriorating Covid-19 state of affairs.

Choupo-Moting, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, and Michael Cuisance entered quarantine after a contact particular person examined positive for Covid-19, in keeping with Bayern on Sunday.

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League sport towards Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed he may solely have 13 outfield gamers out there.

Niklas Süle and Josip Stanisic returned to coaching on Wednesday after popping out of self-isolation, Bayern stated on its web site. Süle examined positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

According to Reuters, Bayern is going through mounting criticism for having unvaccinated gamers, with Germany worldwide Kimmich probably the most high-profile star refusing a jab.
Last week, Bayern reportedly instructed unvaccinated gamers that they’d be docking their pay for durations of coronavirus quarantine, in keeping with German media reports.

Bayern instructed NCS that it isn’t commenting on these studies.

Germany on Wednesday reported its highest single-day surge of Covid-19 infections as the nation battles a fourth wave of the virus.

It reported 66,884 new coronavirus circumstances — a rise of greater than 21,000 new infections in comparison with the earlier 24-hour interval, in keeping with the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s illness and management middle. It additionally reported 335 new deaths associated to Covid-19.

The demise toll from the illness is approaching 100,000 within the nation, in keeping with the RKI.

“There are still those who believe that the virus cannot harm them. I would like to drag these people to an intensive care unit and, in the face of their suffering, ask: What more has to happen for you to understand?” German Health Minister Jens Spahn instructed the Rheinische Post newspaper.